MTV Newsroom is feeling all warm and fuzzy as the holidays approach, so we decided to give away an Xbox 360 4GB Console with Kinect plus our sweet new game, Yoostar on MTV, where you insert yourself into music videos and MTV shows. Now you can read Shakespeare’s sonnets to Snooki like you’ve always wanted to.
It beats the mall, right?
How to enter:
Sign up for the daily MTV News alert via Facebook by Tuesday, December 6 at midnight. Open any of the emails from MTV News before Wednesday, December 7 and look for the "Xbox 360 Kinect & Yoostar on MTV giveaway” link inside to enter. (If you don’t use Facebook, sign up here.)
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Worldwide, the voice of young people has been impacting politics more than ever. It's a movement Barack Obama has been embracing since well before he took office as President of the United States and his commitment to the youth of our great country has not wavered. Now, Pres. Obama is challenging students across the country to share their ideas as part of the White House's Campus Champions of Change contest.
"The White House Champions of Change program highlights the stories and examples of citizens across the country that represent President Obama’s vision of out-innovating, out-educating, and out-building the rest of the world through projects and initiatives that move their communities forward," the White House said. "Many of the most innovative and effective ideas are coming from young people on college campuses across the country."
Entering the competition is easy. Full details and the entry form for the competition can be found on the program's website and for more information on the competition, visit MTV Act blog.
In early 2012, the five teams with the most public support (yeah, the public will decide which campus programs they think are best! Democracy!) will visit the White House and will collaborate with mtvU and MTV Act to create features on their projects that will air on mtvU and be featured on MTV.com. The winning team will host an episode of mtvU’s popular program, Dean's List.
If you are a socially conscious college student looking to affect change, this competition is for you!
For more, visit MTV Act.
By Adam Stewart (@AdamMTVNews)
Summer heat and humidity keeping you locked in the air-conditioning blindly staring at your computer? Well, we’ve got a little something to help you to pass the time as you’re surfing the web for summer time beats on these sweltering afternoons – and the reward is moar than just cheese. So get out your sketch pads, and put on your thinking cap, because it’s your chance to design Deadmau5’s new head.
Team Deadmau5 and Talenthouse are for the first time placing Deadmau5’s head on the line – literally – putting his next signature cranial contraption in the hands of his fans. When MTV News caught up with Deadmau5 backstage before his recent set at Encore Beach in Las Vegas, he admitted that his army of loyal (and intelligent) mau5keteers are naturally already well ahead of the curve.
“[Talenthouse] said ours was the first contest where kids were able to figure out how to cross link their image and then post it somewhere else, so other people could see their entries,” which they don’t normally do, he explained. “[Typically they] collect them all, show them all to us and we can just pick out the good ones, but now I can go back on my Facebook and my Twitter and click the links that the kids are posting to see the heads, so I’ve already seen a lot of them!”
And just what is up for grabs for this friendly competition you ask? Well let’s just say it’s not your average prize pack. Not only will Deadmau5 physically produce and wear the winning Mau5head on his tour, but the winner will also receive a pair of VIP passes, round trip travel and accommodations to one of Deadmau5’s “Meowingtons Hax” tour dates in Los Angeles (August 25-27) … and oh, did we mention you’ll get to meet the man himself? And who knows, maybe you’ll even get to pet his furry sidekick Meowingtons – if you’re lucky. Read More...
By Stefan Doyno
We've been following The Voice lately, and there have been some awkward bumps along the way, but last night's episode finally hit a high note. The finals episode was filled with surprises and creative performances. Here's what happened in case you missed it.
Javier Colon, from Team Adam sang an original song titled "Stitch by Stitch." Adam Levine, his mentor, got choked up after the performance while discussing how close the two had become during the show. “I'm so excited for you, and the amazing things you’re going to do with your career.” Levine said.
Later on, Levine and Colon performed an energetic duet of Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror." It worked out perfectly because Adam made sure to not outshine Javier, letting him have the spotlight for his final performance.
Dia Frampton, the 23-year-old singer/songwriter from the band Meg and Dia, who Christina Aguilera for some reason often refers to as either "cozy" or "cuddly," performed a duet with her coach, Blake Shelton. The two sang Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down." The duet did not have the finesse of Adam and Javier's and the backdrop looked like something out of a Saw movie.
Later on, Dia's original song "Inventing Shadows" was upstaged by a background of interpretive dancing shadows. “I got distracted by all the stuff happening in the background. I didn’t need all the stuff,” Levine said. Even though last night was rough on Dia, her record is pretty solid and this shouldn’t affect her placement during the results. Read More...
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By Josh Wigler
The first round of the Harry Potter World Cup has drawn to a close, narrowing the playing field down from the original 64 wizards and witches to a smaller pool of 32 heroes and villains. For the most part, the people you expected to move on have moved on — with some notable exceptions, of course — and as we step forward into Round 2 today, I think you'll find that there are some very, very difficult decisions on the horizon.
But before we look forward, let's look back at what happened in the first round. Get the highlights from Round 1 of the Harry Potter World Cup after the jump! Read More...
Danny Wood is using his celebrity for a good cause that's very close to his heart. The NKOTBSB member has hooked up with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation to raise money for cancer research. The New Kid is auctioning off a custom painted 2004 Harley Davidson Heritage to help raise funds, and the winner not only gets the bike, but also a bevy of other cool prizes to satiate their boy band appetite.
"My mother passed away 12 years ago from breast cancer and when [the New Kids] got back together, I asked the guys if we could do something to raise money for the Komen Foundation," he told MTV News. "We started selling tank tops [and] we've raised a half a million dollars."
When the New Kids and the Backstreet Boys decided to hit the road together this year, he knew he had to step up his charity game. "I kind of wanted to do something a little bit bigger," he said. "The bike's on display and you can buy raffle tickets and you can win my Harley and a trip to see us."
To learn how to get involved and enter the raffle, read on. Read More...
By Stefan Doyno
Last night was the semi-finals on The Voice, and as with any two-hour live show, there were some pretty awkward moments. Here are some of evening's more uncomfortable moments.
-Christina Aguilera's homage to her "Lady Marmalade" hair.
-Cee Lo getting sentimental during the elimination round, referring to Nakia as "my brother from another mother" and sisters Tori and Taylor Thompson as "delicate little flowers" that he "didn't want anybody to hurt." Coincidentally, they did look a lot like delicate little flowers, but then he stomped on them and eliminated them from the competition.
-Cee Lo wearing two watches while name dropping – “Wonderful song choice. Chris and Gwyneth are great friends of mine."
-Christina Aguilera seemed to be caught a little off guard when Carson Daly asked her, "What advice did you give to Beverly and Frenchie?"
"I'm sorry? They already know all my advice," she fired back.
Of course they do, Christina, but remember you are on a television show – we want to know too.
Read on for more. Read More...
Jason Derulo is riding high with a new single “Don’t Want to Go Home” from his upcoming sophomore album Future History. The “Whatcha Say” star will be revisiting hits while previewing his new club-heavy record with a concert at New York City’s Webster Hall, and MTV News is giving two fans and their friends the chance to attend.
Want to win tickets? All we need you to do is follow us on Twitter and tweet at us with: “@mtvnews I want my Jason Derulo tickets. Pick Me!” More of a Facebook fiend? No problem! Just go over to our Facebook page.
Derulo’s show kicks off AT&T’s Music for You concert series, designed to bring different genres of music to music lovers – especially young ones! – across the country. Fans unable to attend the live performances can still connect with the artists on Facebook via live chats and other exclusive content at facebook.com/att.
The contest is open to all Derulo fans in the tri-state area. Get official rules here.
Attention graduating seniors!
During MTV News' Class of '09 Week, we've celebrated high school graduation season with stories and memories of graduation from some of your favorite celebrities — including "Twilight" star Cam Gigandet — and touched on some key cultural milestones for this group of seniors. One of the biggest milestones is, of course, "Twilight." With that said, we're still looking for video of YOU representing for your senior peers in our "Class of '09 Shout-Out Search," so we're upping the stakes by giving you a chance to see the "Twilight" cast members! Interested yet?
Continue reading about the Class of '09 Shout-Out Contest at MTV News
As a part of MTV News' Class of '09 Week, we'll be celebrating high school graduation season with stories and memories of graduation from your favorite celebrities, but we're also looking for input from you! This is your chance to represent for your peers in the class of '09. We're looking for the best video of you explaining what you think the defining factors of your generation are. What are your goals, dreams and aspirations? What issues and roadblocks do you plan on overcoming? We'll pick out the best answer and fly the winner to New York for lunch with Sway and a taping of the brand new MTV series "It's On with Alexa Chung." The winning video will also appear on MTVNews.com and may even air on MTV!
Want to enter? Just go to your.mtv.com to create a user account and upload your video (which should be no longer than three minutes). We're looking for the clearest, most original answer to the question, "What are the defining factors of your generation, and how are these factors reflected in the hopes, dreams and aspirations of the class of '09?"
Graduation is an exciting time that more than 3 million high school seniors are experiencing, and the MTV News Class of '09 Valedictorian Search is your chance to put your signature spin on the event. Get recording and uploading by June 30!